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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is committed to releasing as much information about its work as possible, subject to legal or operational issues.  

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Significant updates and new information about the Inquiry are also posted on the Inquiry Twitter account @InquiryCSA

This page will hold copies of all update notes, overview notes, legal documents and press notices issued by the Inquiry team.


Inquiry announces publication date for Accountability and Reparations report

22 August 2019

The Inquiry will publish its report on the Accountability and Reparations investigation at midday on Thursday 19 September 2019.

The report follows 15 days of public hearings held between November 2018 and January 2019.

This investigation focuses on the aftermath of child sexual abuse, including the civil justice system, compensation, redress schemes and support services.

Five case studies were examined as part of this investigation. They are:

Inquiry publishes summary report of second mandatory reporting seminar

15 August 2019

The Inquiry has today (15 August) published a summary report of its second seminar on mandatory reporting, which took place on 29 and 30 April 2019.

The seminar was attended by representatives from government departments in England and Wales, charities, campaign groups, safeguarding professionals and victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.

Core participant applications invited for next phase of Accountability & Reparations investigation

14 August 2019

We are today publishing an update note and inviting applications for Core Participant status in the next phase of the Accountability & Reparations investigation

Inquiry publishes financial report Q1 2019/20

7 August 2019

The Inquiry has today published its financial report for the first quarter of 2019/20.

The report sets out the Inquiry’s spending on salaries, legal costs, safeguarding and other expenses for this financial year up to 30 June 2019.

Inquiry publishes report into Nottinghamshire Councils

31 July 2019

The Inquiry has published its report on the response to allegations of sexual abuse of children in the care of Nottinghamshire Councils

VSCP update

29 July 2019

Further information about a breach of confidentiality relating to the publication of the Interim Report in April 2018 was recently brought to the Inquiry’s attention.

Following an investigation arising from this new information, Daniel Wolstencroft has resigned as a member of the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel.  The Inquiry will not be making any further comment on this matter.

Inquiry statement on Carl Beech

26 July 2019

The Inquiry previously confirmed that it was not looking at allegations made by Carl Beech, known as ‘Nick’, that led to Operation Midland.  In light of the sentencing of Mr Beech today for perverting the course of justice and fraud in relation to his claims of child sexual abuse, the Inquiry makes the following further statement.

Mr Beech has neither applied for nor been designated as a core participant in any of the Inquiry’s investigations. The Inquiry has taken no witness evidence from him. 

Survivors of child sexual abuse invited to meet Inquiry in Oxford

17 July 2019

The Truth Project is holding sessions for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in Oxford this September.  

Inquiry to hold three preliminary hearings in July

9 July 2019

The Inquiry has today announced that it will hold three preliminary hearings this month. 

Inquiry announces publication date for Nottinghamshire Councils report

3 July 2019

The Inquiry will publish the investigation report, Children in the Care of the Nottinghamshire Councils, at midday on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

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